Matuma Letsoalo is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003, focussing on politics and labour, and collaborated with the M&G's centre for investigations, amaBhungane, from time to time. In 2011, Matuma won the South African Journalist of the Year Award and was also the winner in the investigative journalism category in the same year. In 2004, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year prize – the MKO Abiola Print Journalism Award. Matuma was also a joint category winner of the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the year Award in 2008. In 2013, he was a finalist for Wits University's Taco Kuiper Award.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says he welcomes the investigation by the SAHRC, but the media must also be probed for its role in the violence.
The union federation is spending far more on the trappings of power and lavish lifestyles for its leaders than on its own workers.
The EFF plans to organise women's and youth commands, dedicated to fighting for economic freedom in the face of the ANC's under-performing leagues.
Unless its leaders act urgently, the federation will face a decline in membership, political clout and reputation, says Zwelinzima Vavi.
ANC leaders have postponed the date for its national candidates' list conference to ensure that divisions do not derail the party's 2014 campaign.
Zwelinzima Vavi says Jacob Zuma has ignored festering corruption within government while failing to abate the country's unemployment crisis.
A speaker at Numsa's special congress, Sakhela Buhlungu, says ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has to answer for the Marikana massacre.
Numsa's president says the union will stand by suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who was "isolated by forces of darkness".
Numsa's newly elected president says the union should call for Jacob Zuma's resignation, adding the Nkandla saga was a blight on Madiba's legacy.
The ANC in North West and Limpopo has failed to unify battling factions at provincial conferences.